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REPORT: China's 4 key coal users to see peak Co2 by '25

ABSTRACT

China's four key carbon-intensive industrial sectors comprising electricity generation, steel production, cement manufacturing and coal chemicals production, are forecast to reach peak carbon emissions overall by 2025, according to a recent report by Beijing-headquartered public institution, the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning, and the non-profit environmental organization, the Natural Resource Defense Council. By 2025, the four industries' total coal consumption will reach 2.49 billion tonnes of 7,000 kcal/kg standard coal, with carbon emissions that year forecast to total 8.01 billion tonnes, the report notes.
If the four reach peak carbon by 2025 as forecast, they will be achieving that goal five years ahead of the national target set by the central government to achieve peak carbon emissions by 2030, Mysteel Global noted. Coal remains the country's dominant energy source and the Chinese government is

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